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CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT

Pioneer staff will effectively and consistently manage head injuries to aid in ensuring that athletes sustaining a concussion will be identified, treated and referred appropriately until they are fully recovered. 

Once symptom-free and cleared by their family doctor, the Return to Play protocol will be as follows and executed by Pioneer's Certified Athletic Trainer: 


    1. Light aerobic exercise. Non-resistance training. Walk, bike or elliptical for 15-20 minutes.

    2. Add higher exertion aerobics. 20 each of jumping jacks, sit ups and push- ups.

    3. Add resistance band exercises. Non- contact sport specific skills.

    4. Add high resistance on a treadmill, bike or elliptical. Free weight exercises, bench press, arm curls and squats.

    5. School MD release, return to full practice.

    6. Full return to play.

    7. Follow up.

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